Achievements

Accomplishments by staff and research students in the School of Nursing and Midwifery are listed below, including teaching and learning achievements, research and research education, international and collaboration successes.

October 2018

People

  • Dr Megan Cooper, Lecturer in Midwifery, was the winner of the Best Poster at the Australian College of Midwives Coming of Age 21st National Conference in Perth.  The title of Megan’s poster was 'Water immersion: reacquainting with the art of midwifery to promote normal birth’.
  • Mrs Kim Gibson, Lecturer in Nursing, was the winner of the Best Paediatric or Neonatal Nursing Free Paper at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) on Intensive Care for her presentation/paper titled: Non-contact heart and respiratory rate monitoring on preterm infants based on a computer vision system: a method comparison study.

August 2018

People

  • Dr Jasmine Micklem, Research Fellow: Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre, was awarded Best Paper by the Australian Journal of Primary Health. Dr Mickelm received the prize at this year's Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHCRIS) Research Conference, where she presented research titled 'ACME - Aboriginal Cancer Measure of Experience: A patient-reported healthcare quality indicator'. 
  • Dr Kathy Hill, School of Nursing and Midwifery, was awarded best paper – advanced for her presentation ‘Diabetes and low socioeconomic status – the next ‘tsunami’ of chronic kidney disease?’, at the 2018 Annual Renal Society of Australasia Conference.

 


June 2018

Highlights and Achievements

  • Dr Julie Fleet, Program Director: Bachelor of Midwifery, was a finalist at the SA Health Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, in the category of Excellence in Innovation in Clinical Research (Registered Midwife/ Registered Nurse) .
  • Imogen Ramsay, PhD candidate School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre) was selected to receive one of four BUPA Health Research Grants. 

 


March 2018

People

  • Rebecca Jordan, has received an Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) award and prize as ‘best graduate' (based on excellence in both clinical and academia) of South Australian post-graduate programs in critical care nursing. 

 


October 2017

Highlights and Achievements

  • Professor Nicholas Procter, Chair in Mental Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, has received the Dr Margaret Tobin Award, in recognition on his exceptional leadership and commitment to mental health wellbeing and his outstanding leadership in mental healt hand suicide prevention reform in South Australia for over 20 years.
  • Professor Nicholas Procter, Dr Mark Loughhead, Dr Monika Ferguson, Ms Heahter Eaton, Mrs Kirsty Baker and Ms Melissa Gibson, members of the UniSA Mental Health and Substance Use Research Group, have been awarded the Partnership with Lived Experience Award, in recognition of their excellence in creating partnerships with people with lived experience in the improvement of services, programs and organisations in South Australia.  

 August 2017

Highlights and Achievements

  • Prof Mary Steen, Professor of Midwifery in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, has received the Women and Children's Health Network (WCHN) 2017 Service Excellence Award Category  Three - Building and Strengthening Partnerships. The Clinical Practice Development Unit at the WCHN forged an ongoing collaborative partnership with Prof Steen that has spanned the Centre for Education and Training, Women's and Babies Division and Microbiology Department.  

People

  • Ms Tania McHendrie, School of Nursing and Midwifery, has been awarded the 'Adult Learner of the Year' at the recent 2017 award ceremony. A government initiative under the WorkReady program, this award recognised Tania's enthusiasm, initiative and hard work to complete a program that opened employment opportunities for her that may otherwise not have been realised.

 


July 2017

Highlights and Achievements

    • Dr Jane Warland, Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, has received the 2017 winner of the Star Legacy  Foundation Stillbirth Research award announced at the Stillbirth Summit in Minneapolis, USA.   The Star Legacy Foundation are a USA based charity who recognize individuals, groups and organizations making a difference regarding pregnancy and infant loss issues with its Star Awards.  

 

  • Ms Deryn Thompson, Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, was recently awarded the Australian Dermatology Nurses’ Association USA Nurses Scholarship, which ensures Australian dermatology nurses can build their international contacts to pursue professional development and networking opportunities.

 


February 2017

News and Events

  • A new Foundation has been developed on the back of the establishment of The Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre to raise funds to support research and development in nursing, midwifery and personal care in South Australia.  The not-for-profit Rosemary Bryant Foundation has been set up by the ANMF (SA Branch) in honour of Dr Rosemary Bryant AO, a former president of the national nursing federation and immediate past president of the International Council of Nurses.  The Foundation provides a direct link to the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre at UniSA, an anticipated flagship for health research in South Australia and nationally. The Centre comes as a direct result from a partnership between UniSA and the ANMF (SA Branch).

December 2016

Highlights and Achievements

  • Ms Louise McGee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, has received a 2016 Staff Recognition Award for professional staff. Individuals are peer-nominated for their contributions to local culture, effort, attitude and achievement, acknowledged for the ways in which they are perceived to go ‘above and beyond’ by their colleagues.
  • Dr Rasika Jayasekara,   Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, was invited to be the Guest of Honour for the oath taking ceremony of the 10th Batch of B.Sc. Nursing students at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka on Friday, 16th December 2016.

November 2016

Teaching and Learning

  • Dr Megan Cooper, Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, was awarded the Excellent Educator - Simulation category in the Student Nominated Excellent Educator Awards 2016. This award was introduced in 2010 to provide students the opportunity to nominate academic staff whon they believe demonstrate innovation in teaching engagement and enhance students' learning experiences.

October 2016

Teaching and Learning

  • Dr Lois McKellar and Ms Cathy Kempster, Lecturers in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, were recepients of the 2016 OLT Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. The citations are awarded to university academics as part of the Government’s prestigious 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching program.

September 2016

Teaching and Learning

  • Ms Deryn Thompson, Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, was recently awarded the Galderma Research and Literature Award at the recent Australian Dermatology Nurses Association (ADNA) Conference. This award recognises quality research in dermatology nursing for the improvement of dermatology patient's care and excellence in dermatology nursing, written by an active ADNA member.
  • Professor Marion Eckert, from the Cancer Care Research Group, has secured funding from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch) to establish the Rosemary Bryant Research Centre. The Centre will develop research that fosters critical inquiry and evidence to inform strategic planning for the state, and potentially inform national initiatives aligned to nursing and midwifery workforce, health system planning and resourcing, clinical care outcomes and translation of evidence into practice.
  • Dr Amanda Bobridge, Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Professor Marion Eckert, Professor in Cancer Nursing, are progressing a feasibility study to trial a 'one stop shop' prevention/screening centre for cancer and chronic disease at UniSA. They are working in collaboration with South Australian Cancer Services (SACS), SA Health, Breast Screen, site health facilities, Professor Ian Oliver, Professor Daivd roder and Cancer Voices.

 


 

June 2016

Teaching and Learning

  • Ms Deryn Thompson, Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, was recently an award nominee for an SA Health Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Award in the Excellence in Innovation in Education category.

May 2016

Highlights and Achievements

  • Professor Nicholas Procter, Chair in Mental Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, has been appointed to the Advisory Group on Suicide Prevention for the National Mental Health Commission. The Advisory Group for Suicide Prevention is being established to provide advice, expertise and strategic support on suicide prevention in Australia by identifying priorities and promoting action.

 February 2016

 Highlights and Achievements

  • Dr Rebecca Sharp, Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, has been awarded the 2016 Ian Davey Thesis Prize for the most outstanding thesis by a University of South Australia research degree student leading to PhD.

January 2016

Teaching and Learning

  • Dr Lois McKellar, Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Ms Cathy Kempster, Clinical Midwife in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, were recently awarded the 2015 UniSA Teaching Award for the development of sustained innovative resources and tailored support for midwifery students engaged in the continuity of care experience (COCE).
  • Dr Andrew Gardner, Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, was recently awarded the 2015 UniSA Teaching Award for sustained commitment and innovation, educating undergraduate nursing students to conduct Mental State Assessments using experiential learning approaches that develop learning in the affective domain. 

December 2015

Highlights and Achievements

  • Miss Maria Chilvers, Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, was recently awarded the Student Nominated Excellent Educator Award 2015 in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

August 2015

Highlights and Achievements

  • Dr Julie Fleet and Dr Rebecca Sharp, Lecturers in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, were nominated to present their innovative research at the Fresh Science competition. Dr Julie Fleet was awarded the first place winner in the presentation competition, on her research identifying less invasive forms of pain relief from analgesia in childbirth.

May 2015

Highlights and Achievements

  • Ms Deryn Thompson, Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, was recently awarded the Australian Dermatology Nurses Associations (ADNA) Galderma Research & Literature Award ($1,000).

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